The inquisitive Pandora has been blamed for the plight of mankind; against instructions, she opened a box, thus releasing mayhem. The only thing that remained was hope. The desire to open a box is a universal trait of both men and women – many will open all the boxes in an antique shop to see what is inside. This beautiful chromolithograph was based on an alabaster statue by J. Gibson R.A. exhibited at the Exhibition of 1862. This chromolithograph was produced and published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, J.B. Waring, direx. It shows a most beautiful lady standing on a plinth holding a casket and titled “Pandora”. The condition of the image is very good for age (with minimal faint spotting) and includes the detailed description in both French and English on a separate page. This image is currently housed in an attractive gold mat and could be sent complete and ready for framing or rolled in a tube without the mat, for lesser cost. Please contact us for choice of shipping. Completely framed, this would make an elegant statement in any home. Complete chromolithograph with surrounds measures width 11 ins (28cm) x height 16.75 ins (42.3cm). Measurements including mat 12 ins (30.4cm) x 17.75 ins (45.1cm). This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 14.